Transition Brixton Urban Garden
About this project
- Date started:
- April 2008
- Number of people involved:
- Number of people benefitting:
- Goals or benefits:
- Related Transition stage:
Raise awareness about climate change etc and to educate residents to new (or old) ways of moving forward. Urban Agriculture being key. Also, I wanted the residents to feel a sense of permission and possibility.
Outcomes so far:
The residents of the estate have responded really well; The kids are particularly eager.
Interest in gardening
Obstacles, and how we overcame them:
Creativity is key Residents must feel ownership of the project
Links and partnerships:
Groundwork may assist in maintaining allotment
Sources of funding:
Residency funded by Big Lottery via South London Gallery
As part of an artist residency for The South London Gallery working with neighbouring Sceaux Gardens Estate I set up a Development Think Tank (Fun) Club. We established 8 groups, one of which was Food + Growing, and created an allotment garden on the estate.